Kids At Heart
Louise Gold was one of the Guest-Artistes in Kids At Heart at The London Palladium on Sunday 20th January 1991, a fundraising even for Medical Aid for Free Romania.
Note: Please note the cast listing and running order is not necessarily accurate, the webmaster wasn’t present and so is having to use the original printed programme of events as a guide. Under Cast, those artistes whose names appear in bold almost certainly appeared, those whose names appear in italics certainly had one of their pieces dropped, and may not have appeared at all. Those whose names are in neither bold or italic were billed to appear, but I do not have any information as to if they appeared and if so what they did.
Subject to Availability: Maria Aitken, Russ Abbot, Alan
Bates, Lynda Baron, Madelaine Bell, Gillian Bevan, Christopher
Biggins, Debbie Bishop, Joesphine Blake, Melvyn Bragg, Gaye Brown,
Dora Bryan, Marti Caine, Petula Clark, Joan Collins, Ronnie
Corbett, Iieana Cotrubas, Lorna Dallas, Les Dennis, Edward
Duke, Fenella Fielding, Derek Fowlds, Emma Freud, Maria
Friedman, Tricia George, Aiden Gillet, Louise Gold, Nicholas
Grace, Simon Green,
Additional Artistes: Joss Ackland, Earlene Bentley, Isla Blair, Karla Burns, Magdalena Buznea, Cavin Cornwall, Sara Crowe, Ebony Francis, Phillip Gammonm, Julian Glover, Dollie Henry, Robert Hill, Evelyn Laye, Gareth Marks, Verona Marsh, Jessica Martin, Vicki Michelle, Bonnie Moore, Susannah Page, Delvin Straker, Dudley Sutton
Extra Artistes: Christopher O’Mara, Lucy Dixon, Michelle Hooper, David Kernan,
The Boys From The Bill - Larry Dann, Peter Ellis, Huw Higginson, Kevin Lloyd, Andrew Macintosh, Ben Roberts, Jeff Stewart & Colin Tarrant
The Stephen Hill Singers – Mary Carewe, Derek Chessor,
Lee Gibson, Jim Graeme, Simon Haldane, Janet Mooney, Linda de Pauw, Anne
Skates, Jo Thompson, Clive Walton,
The Chris Power Dancers – Jacqui Boatswain, Cavin Cornwell, David Danns, Brenda Glassman, Stephen Grant, Sue Hadleigh, Dollie Henry, Stephen Joseph, Jan Lloyd, Leigh Miles, Nigel Shaw, Robert Wheeler & John Willet
The ‘Cats’ Company – Jacqui Boatswain, Joanna Dunn, Nichola Keen, Barbara King, Wendy Kitching, Marina Stevenson, Louise Tomkins, Lisa Waddington
The Ralph Reader Gang – Andrew Ableson, Andrew Bullock, Mark Clayton, Neil Couperthwaite, Philip Davies, Christopher Gee, Adrian Hardwicke, Alex Hartland, Nigel Harman, Simon Prendergast, Anthony Read, Edwin Robson
The Jeff Thacker Dancers – Eddie Burton, Richard Calkin, Gerad Casey, Tracy Cree, Martin Croft, Sarah Drummond, Nick Ferranti, Joan Handley, Craig Horwood, Paul Neam, Tommy O’Brien, Loretta O’Neal, Martin Ryan, Dawn Spence, Angela Tyas & Leander Wiseman
Presented by – Show People 90
Directed by – David Kernan
Compiled by – John Kane
Principal Conductor –
Guest Director – Elijah Moshinsky
Principal Choreographers – Chris Power & Jeff Thacker
Associate Producer – Maria Friedman
Other Arrangers – Stuart Pedlar, Bunny Thompson,
Harvey Brough, Kenny Clayton, Martin Smith,
Other Choreographers – Doreen Hermitage, Stephanie Carter, Kenneth McMillan,
Other Conductors – Sandy Burnett,
Orchestra Leader - Richard Friedman
Take Me To Your Heart – Christopher O’Mara (Arranged by Stuart Pedlar)
When That I Was A Little Tiny Boy -
His Love Makes Me Beautiful – Lynda Baron, Gaye Brown, Marti Caine, Tricia George, Louise Gold, Lesley Joseph, Barbara Young, (Arranged by Bunny Thompson, Staged by Jeff Thacker)
Pregnancy – Russ Abbott & Les Dennis
Roger McGough – Roger McGough
God Bless The Child – Earlene Bentley (arranged by Harvey Brough)
Baby Song Medley – Debby Bishop, Michael Howe, Angela Richards, (Arranged by Michael Read, Staged by Jeff Thacker)
Moonshine Lullaby – Suzi Quatro
Burglar Bill – Alan Bates, Sara Crowe & Alfred Molina
Angharad Rees – Angharad Rees
Listen With Mother – Maureen Lipman
Never, Never Land – Sally Ann Howes & The Stephen Hill Singers
Nursery Rhymes – Marti Caine, & The Stephen Hill Singers (Arranged by Stuart Pedlar)
Childhood – Ronnie Corbett
Thank Heaven For Little Girls – Gorden Kaye & plus guests
A moment with Terry Scott – Terry Scott
The Wizard of Oz The Wiz – Gillian Bevan, Simon Green, Paul Greenwood, Trevor Peacock, Shezwae Powell, & Sinitta (Arranged by Kenny Clayton, Staged by Chris Power)
Walt Disney Medley – Lorna Dallas, Claire Moore,
Martin Smith, (Arranged by Martin Smith &
Macavity – Lucy Dixon, Michaelle Hooper and The ‘Cats’ Company
Five Go Off To Camp – Maria Aitken, Melvyn Bragg, Joan Collins, Edward Duke, Ian McKellan & Ned Sherrin
The Ralph Reader Gang Show – Christopher Biggins, Derek Fowlds, Nicholas Grace, Michael Howe, David Kernan, Phillip Mandelli, Jack Tinker, & Mark Wynter (Staged by Doreen Hermitage, Arranged by Steve Edis)
3 Spoken Pieces – Fenella Fielding
Do Re Mi – Petula Clarke and The Boys from The Bill: Larry Dann, Peter Ellis, Huw Higginson, Kevin Llyod, Andrew Macintosh, Ben Roberts, Jeff Stewart & Colin Tarrant (Arranged by Stuart Pedlar, Staged by Stephanie Carter)
60’s Medley – Madelaine Bell, Maria Friedman, Louise Gold & Claire Moore (Staged by Chris Power, Orchestrated by Ted Brennan, Conducted by Sandy Burnett)
Romeo And Juliet – Aiden Gillet & Jemma Redgrave
Pas de Deux (Choreography by Kenneth McMillan)
Childhood – Glenda Jackson
A Romanian Song – Pianist Carmina Sarbu & Violinist Eugene Sarbu (Arranged by Stuart Pedler)
Let Them Live – Christopher O’Mara, Zoe Sailsman,
and the children from: St Judes &
Louise Gold, Maria Friedman, and, Claire Moore went on to record together on the JAY/TER recording of Cabaret which Lucy Dixon and Dawn Spence also appear on.
Martin Smith and Maria Friedman went on to appear in A Time To Start Living.
Ned Sherrin had previously written material for Metropolitan Mikado
Shezwae Powell and Elisabeth Welch’s recording credits include: Cole Porter - Night And Day
Christopher Biggins, Robert Meadmore, and, Claire Moore’s recording credits include Simply Musicals.
Christopher Biggins, and, Lucy Dixon may have gone on to appear in Dear Ralph.
Kevin Lloyd had previously appeared in Billy The Kid And The Green Baize Vampire
David Kernan and
David Kernan, and, Robert Meadmore, along with Louise Gold went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim.
’90 Limited went on to present
the first proper British production of Noel/Cole:
Let's Do It in Oxford, which Sally
Ann Howes, Louise Gold David Kernan, and
Nick Feranti, Maria Friedman, Simon Green, Schezwae Powell, and, Josephine Blake’s recording credits include The History Of The Musical
Schezwae Powell went on to appear in Follies
Maria Aitken, Gillian Bevan, Christopher Biggins, and, Jessica Martin went on to appear in Regents Park 70th Anniversary Gala to which Steven Edis also contributed.
Joss Ackland appeared in Let ‘Em Eat Cake
Gaye Brown, Robert Meadmore, Ned Sherrin, and Martin Smith had previously appeared in Ratepayers' Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado
Robert Meadmore and Christopher Biggins had previously appeared in The Soap Opera.
David Kernan, Ned Sherrin, Jack Tinker, Louise Gold, Gaye Brown, Lesley Joseph, Lynda Baron, and Josephine Blake, Maria Friedman, Pam St Clemant, Barbara Young, Craig Horwood, Marti Caine, and The Stephen Hill Singers and Stephen Grant had previously been involved with Chicago & Company.
Kernan, Ned Sherrin, Jack
Tinker, Louise Gold, Gaye Brown, Lesley Joseph, Lynda
Baron, Tricia George,
Lynda Baron, Maria Friedman, and, Louise Gold may have previously appeared together in Will-Aid also directed by David Kernan.
Alan Bates, Simon Green, Sally Ann Howes, David Kernan, Sara Kestleman, Gareth Marks, Nichola McAuliffe, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Meadmore, Claire Moore, and, Angela Richards may also have appeared in Will-Aid, and Ned Sherrin may also have been involved with it. It is also possible that Nicholas Grace could have appeared in it (there was an actor named Nickolas Grace in it).
Gillian Bevan, Martie Caine, Louise Gold, David Kernan, Claire Moore, Ned Sherrin, and, Martin Smith may have gone on to appear in Comedy Tonight, which David Kernan also directed. It’s possible that Loretta O’Neal could also have appeared in it as an ensemble player named Loretta O’Neill.
Lorna Dallas and Jessica Martin went on to be guest contestants on the BBC Radio quiz Let’s Do The Show Right Here.
Lorna Dallas, Robert Meadmore, and, Ned Sherrin went on to appear in the Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala.
Ned Sherrin, Fenella Fielding, Jessica Martin, and, Patricia Hodge went on to appear on Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue
Andrew Mackintosh, Ben Roberts, and, Jeff Stewart were still in The Bill four years later (when Louise Gold appeared in an episode).
Nicola McAuliffe went on to originate on stage the role of Baroness Bomburst at The London Palladium in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. On that stage production’s last cast change, Louise Gold took over the role of Baroness Bomburst, to Christopher Biggins’s Baron Bomburst.
Dallas ( and indeed Petula
Clarke and Stephanie Lawrence)’s recording credits include The Greatest Musicals of
the 20th Century, which
Gordon Kaye along with Vicki Michelle and Carmen Silvera’s television credits include Allo Allo.
David Kernan, Simon Green, Maureen Lipman, Robert Meadmore, Christopher Biggins, Derek Fowlds, and, Ned Sherrin went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.
Simon Green, Robert Meadmore, and, Angela Richards went on to appear in A Love Letter To Dan, as did Patricia Hodge, and, Jessica Martin, and also Lesley Joseph. One of the choreographers was also Doreen Hermitage. That gala also included amongst its company a performer named Nicola Keen, which might possibly be Nichola Keen.
Glenda Jackson had been a Guest Star on The Muppet Show.
Louise Gold, Claire Moore, and, Martin Smith’s recording credits include The Great Musicals - Wonderful Tales.
Lorna Dallas, and, Martin Smith’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Glamour And Majesty
Gillian Bevan, Maria Friedman, Louise Gold, and, Claire Moore’s recording credits include Centre Stage Showtime!.
After Ned Sherrin’s death The Company Of Mary Poppins’s late night FUNdraising cabaret special was dedicated to him.
Lorna Dallas, and, Robert Meadmore (and indeed Stephanie Lawrence, and, Elisabeth Welch)’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens.
Lorna Dallas, David Kernan, and, Martin Smith (and indeed Elisabeth Welch)’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears.
Bunny Thompson had previously played the piano and conducted Anything Goes (stage show).
Robert Meadmore has gone on to take part in Shopping With The Stars 2008, which Nicholas Grace may have appeared in (well the actor Nickolas Grace took part in it).
Gillian Bevan, and, Claire Moore (and indeed Elisabeth Welch)’s recording credits include Magic Of The Musicals, on which Stuart Pedlar’s work is also included.
Ronnie Corbett, along with Jessica Martin went on to take part in A Celebration Of The Life And Work Of Dick Vosburgh.
Simon Green went on to appear in Flaunt It 2008.
Sara Kestleman’s recording credits include The Best Of The Musicals.
Clark Peters, Angela Richards, Debbie Bishop, Pam St Clement, Emma Freud,
Claire Rayner, Sinitta, Shezwae Powell,
Gaye Brown, David Kernan,
Patricia Hodge went on to take part in Shopping With The Stars 2009.
Ronnie Corbett had previously taken part in Comic Relif 1986.
Gillian Bevan, Nick Ferranti, Maria Friedman, Robert Meadmore, and, Claire Moore (and indeed Petula Clark, Stephanie Lawrence, and, Elisabeth Welch)’s recording credits include 100 Hits Musicals.
Louise Gold, and, Claire Moore’s recording credits include Let’s Go On With The Show – Hit Songs From The West End & Broadway.
Gillian Bevan, Lorna Dallas, Maria Friedman, Simon Green, David Kernan,
Claire Moore, and, Trevor Peacock’s recording credits
include The Great Musicals - From
Broadway to Hollywood, with also features
Gillian Bevan had previously appeared in Blood Brothers.
David Kernan’s radio credits include The Radio 2 Arts Programme Chichester Festival 1994
Madeline Bell, Lorna Dallas, Ned Sherrin, and, Dawn Spence, along with Gerard Casey all took part in CLIC’s 18th Birthday Celebration.
Les Dennis, and, Derek Fowlds, along with Lord Melvyn Bragg and some actors from The Bill appeared on the documentary ITV’s 50 Greatest Shows. It is possible that choreographer Chris Power may be the person of the same name who was that programme’s studio director.
Links about Kids At Heart
About Maria page for Kids At Heart: http://www.aboutmaria.com/kidsatheart.html
Agency Licensing Campaign (article in The Stage): http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/31022/theatre-stars-back-campaign-for-talent-agency, and Online Petition (which anyone who supports it can sign): http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41085.html , seeing as Mark Wynter may be among the performers supporting this worthy campaign.